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Amanda Ford & Elizabeth Haywood

A WEEKLY ENGLISH HOMEWORK PROGRAM

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Student Book

Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments v vi

Theme 1

Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2 Worksheet 3 Worksheet 4

Water Sports

Vocabulary: Word origins; Crossword Grammar: Pronouns; Word search Punctuation and Spelling: The semicolon; The colon; Punctuation marks; Quotation marks; Revision: word origins; Crossword Comprehension: `Wilma's Six-Metre Labour of Love' 1 3 5 7

Theme 2

Worksheet 5 Worksheet 6 Worksheet 7 Worksheet 8

Dogs

Vocabulary: Word origins; Syllables; Capital letters and prepositions; Adverbs Grammar: Prepositions; Parts of speech Punctuation and Spelling: Capital letters; Acronyms; Crossword Comprehension: `You're the Boss Not Your Dog' 9 11 13 15

Theme 3

Worksheet 9 Worksheet 10 Worksheet 11 Worksheet 12

The Great Outdoors

Vocabulary: Spelling numbers; Word origins Grammar: Simple and compound sentences; Nouns, verbs and adjectives; Exclamations Punctuation and Spelling: Paragraphs: The topic sentence; Commas; Brackets Comprehension: `100 km/h Wind Blasts State'; Windy words; Nouns and adjectives 17 19 21 23

Theme 4

Worksheet 13 Worksheet 14 Worksheet 15 Worksheet 16

The Movies

Vocabulary: Affect/effect; Passed/past; Idioms; Crossword Grammar: The sentence: The subject, The predicate; Nouns, adjectives and verbs Punctuation and Spelling: Apostrophes; Connecting words; Movie titles Comprehension: `Happy Feet' 25 27 29 31

Theme 5

Worksheet 17 Worksheet 18 Worksheet 19 Worksheet 20

Food, Glorious Food!

Vocabulary: Tasty words; Bought/brought Grammar: Adjectives: Adjectives of quantity, Adjectives of number, Many/much, Fewer/less, Amazing adjectives; Verbs Punctuation and Spelling: Revision: punctuation marks; Food expressions; Food puzzle Comprehension: `Brew and Tell' 33 35 37 39

Theme 6

Worksheet 21 Worksheet 22 Worksheet 23 Worksheet 24

Jewels

Vocabulary: Silent letters Grammar: Adjective or noun? Adverb or verb? Tenses; Synonyms Punctuation and Spelling: Revision: commas; Quotation marks; Precious expressions; Crossword Comprehension: `Pearls in Broome'; Prefixes 41 43 45 47

Theme 7

Worksheet 25 Worksheet 26 Worksheet 27 Worksheet 28

Let's Get Physical

Vocabulary: Noun plurals: Nouns ending in `y', Nouns ending in `o'; Idioms; Vocabulary Grammar: Prefixes; Synonyms Punctuation and Spelling: Revision: punctuation; Word search Comprehension: `Fat Fighter with Gusto' 49 51 53 55

Theme 8

Worksheet 29 Worksheet 30 Worksheet 31 Worksheet 32

Computers

Vocabulary: Word origins; `Delving into the dictionary' Grammar: Alphabetical order; Revision: prepositions; Crossword Punctuation and Spelling: Commas and pronouns; Revision: punctuation marks Comprehension: `School Photos Digitally "Fixed"'; Acronyms and abbreviations 57 59 61 63

Theme 9

Worksheet 33 Worksheet 34 Worksheet 35 Worksheet 36

Cars

Vocabulary: Scrambled words; Prefixes; Homophones: Know/no, Knew/new, Who's/whose, Your/you're, Their/there/they're Grammar: Pronouns: first, second and third person Punctuation and Spelling: Revision: quotation marks; Revision: commas; Revision: prepositions; Alphabetical order Comprehension: `It Takes a Two-Seater to Tango' 65 67 69 71

Theme 10

Worksheet 37 Worksheet 38 Worksheet 39 Worksheet 40

Wild Animals

Vocabulary: Prefixes and suffixes: Words ending in -ology, Words beginning with super-; Animal words Grammar: Collective nouns; Similes Punctuation and Spelling: The apostrophe: Contractions; Revision: punctuation marks; Jumbled words Comprehension: `Gorillas and Chimpanzees'; Word origins 73 75 77 79 81

Student Record Sheet

WATER SPORTS

Vocabulary

Word origins

BOOK 2

Name: Date:

1

Many English words have their origins in the Greek and Latin languages.

Exercise 1

The words in the box below are examples of words that have Greek or Latin origins. Match each word with its correct origin and meaning in the list that follows. hydroelectric oval audible pedestrian Word origin 1 astro 3 audio 5 cide 7 cyclo 9 mar 11 manu 13 naut 15 photo manuscript photocopy astronomy dentist Meaning star ear kill circular sea hand sailor, ship light Example biography marine zoo bicycle aquarium pyrotechnics telephone insecticide Word origin 2 bio 4 aqua 6 dent 8 equi 10 hydro 12 mega 14 ova 16 pyro 18 port 20 zo megaphone transport nautical equality

Meaning Example life water tooth equal water great egg fire carry animal

/2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /20

17 ped, pod foot 19 phon hear, sound

Exercise 2

Fill the spaces by matching the words in the word box with their correct meanings. Aqua means `water'. aquaplane aquaphobia aqualung aqueduct aquiline

1 a channel for carrying water 2 to slide on a wet road surface 3 an irrational fear of water 4 a nose hooked like an eagle's beak 5 a cylinder of compressed air for underwater swimming

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Mar means `sea'. marinara marina mariner Marineland marinate

6 to soak in a tasty liquid before cooking 7 a sailor 8 a zoo for exhibiting marine animals 9 a sauce based on seafood 10 an area for keeping boats

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Exercise 3

Choose the correct word from the word box to complete each space in the passage below. aqualung aquarium marine scuba aquatic

Samantha was very interested in by the sea ever since she was young. She used to go to the every week to study the took her

biology. She had been fascinated

plants and animals and always diving gear when she went to the beach. Her was always filled with compressed air in case she saw an

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interesting underwater area.

Crossword Exercise 4

Complete the following crossword by inserting the correct names of the gods.

1

Clues

Down 1 Roman god of war 3 Roman god of the sea 4 Roman goddess of marriage and women

2 3

4

5

Across 2 goddess of love 5 Greek and Roman god renowned for his beauty

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TOTAL Extension exercise

Make a poster (or computer diagram) that illustrates one or two prefixes and the words that derive from them. Include graphics.

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WATER SPORTS

Grammar

Water Sports word list

balance beachcomber canoe exciting jet ski kayak manoeuvre oar paddle snorkel

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spectacular surge swell technique tube

wake waterproof windsurfer wonderful yacht

Pronouns

Pronouns are words that we use in place of nouns. Personal pronouns refer to people, things or animals. For example I, me, we, us, you, he, she, her, him, it, they

Possessive pronouns refer to ownership. For example mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its, theirs

Exercise 1

Circle the correct pronoun out of the pair in brackets in each sentence. 1 Jason tried to balance on (him/his) surfboard. 2 (She/Her) and I are going to the beach. 3 I don't like the look of (them/those) waves. 4 (I/Me) am going to see the surfing championships. 5 The canoe was actually (hers/her).

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Exercise 2

Insert a pronoun in each space in this passage. Enrique and Darren went down to the Portsea back beach. Enrique said the waves were too small and didn't want to surf. Darren disagreed and suggested both try it.

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When they came back

towels were gone! Darren ran to the car and found only somewhere on the sand.

own towel. Enrique must have dropped

Exercise 3

Insert pronouns in the following sentences. 1 Rebecca tried to stand up on the surfboard but 2 That canoe belongs to Joe and Nicole. It is 3 He gave the board to 4 Tracey has won 5 The dog looked up from little brother. first title. dish as the boys left. . couldn't.

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Exercise 4

Replace the pronoun in italics with a noun from the Water Sports word list. You may need to change the form of the word. 1 You need it (a 2 It is exciting to watch them ( 3 Wendy dropped it (her 4 He (the 5 They ( ) to breathe underwater. ) as the wind lifts them from the water. ) and could not paddle any more. ) searched the beach for useful objects. ) can be very noisy.

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Exercise 5

Match each word with its meaning by placing the correct number in the middle column. manoeuvre technique snorkel surge spectacular 1 2 3 4 5 skill swell like a wave dramatic, thrilling a planned movement a tube for breathing underwater

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Exercise 6

Fill each space with the most appropriate word from the Water Sports word list. The first letter is provided. The weather was s his o so Andrew decided to take his k to p out beyond the s and use .

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Word search Exercise 7

Find all the words from the Water Sports word list in the word search, circling each word as you find it. You may work across or down. Take half a mark off for each mistake made.

B X A S E B K W O U T D I N T

E M S U S W T A K S U R G E E A T P H E O W D O W B L W P H C T E C H N C S I Q U E E I A N S S H S X I I H F C A O D N R S T N O E D R T F U H L I O A A O R R S K S M L C E P E H L I T E L H A T R K L H E E N S O P I F O R R O E G R N C

B R U Y O U R U M P R D A U P X E W I N R G W I

F N W A K E O O R T H D T H F K

D M M O R T

O E Y A C H T B A L A N C E N A M A N O E U V R E R K A Y A K R K J S H A L G S K I L E T

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TOTAL Extension exercise

Copy a paragraph from a book or newspaper and highlight the pronouns.

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WATER SPORTS

Punctuation and Spelling

The semicolon

BOOK 2

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A semicolon (;) joins together clauses that are on a similar topic and of equal importance. (A clause is a group of words containing a verb that forms part of a complex sentence.) For example Sail boats are quiet; motor boats are not.

The colon

A colon (:) introduces a list. For example You will need to take some essential items to the beach: sunscreen, a hat and a towel.

A colon is also used to introduce a quotation or a statement. For example The teacher said to the class: `Get on with your work'.

Exercise 1

Insert the correct punctuation mark in each space and circle its name at the end of each sentence. 1 Jet skis are very popular consequently they are expensive. semicolon/colon two pairs of socks, bathers and a towel.

2 Each student should bring to the camp these items semicolon/colon 3 They did not have any children

nevertheless they loved little Ben. semicolon/colon Elwood, St Kilda and Brighton. semicolon/colon

4 She had been to three beaches that day 5 My Gran is very fond of the saying

A stitch in time saves nine. semicolon/colon

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Punctuation marks Exercise 2

Punctuate this extract using four full stops, three commas, two apostrophes and one exclamation mark. Cross off each mark as you use it.

.

.

.

.

!

It was a beautiful but rather windy day Danielle wanted to go to the beach but she thought she might be swept out to sea She decided to stay safely at home and play with her sisters dog and then she might go to the movies in her friends car Decisions can be so difficult Perhaps she would go tomorrow

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Quotation marks Exercise 3

Place quotation marks where required in the following passage. Brittany ran out of the water screaming, I've cut myself on a rock! Her mother replied calmly, We'll go straight to the doctor. Please hurry, pleaded Brittany, I feel dizzy. Don't worry, replied her mother.

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Revision: Word origins Exercise 4

Match each word with its meaning by placing the correct number in the middle column. marinara aquatic aquamarine marine Aquarius 1 2 3 4 5 relating to the sea or navigation a sauce based on seafood a sign of the zodiac living or growing in water greenish-blue in colour

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Crossword Exercise 5

Test your word knowledge by completing this crossword.

Clues

Down 1 impervious to water 2 the sport of catching fish 4 a tasty liquid for soaking food before cooking 5 a weight for a fishing line

8 6 3

1

2 4 5

7

8 a part of speech that names things

9

Across 3 a tank for fish 6 to be roused from sleep

10

7 a small, sharp object 9 a punctuation mark introducing a list 10 a water craft that is spelt the same way backwards and forwards

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TOTAL

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Extension exercise

Write a scene for a television show with two characters. Write the dialogue using quotation marks correctly.

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WATER SPORTS

Comprehension

Wilma's Six-Metre Labour of Love

Giving birth to a six-metre baby is a labour of love. And when it's your seventh baby, it pays to be happy and comfortable. So when Wilma the whale this week gave birth to calf number seven, she chose the relatively warm--in comparison with Antarctica--and welcoming waters off Warrnambool. About every three years since the mid-1980s Wilma, who has become an institution off the state's southwestern coastline, has migrated from Antarctica to Warrnambool to give birth. Peter Goldstraw, who has studied southern right whales for the past 20 years, said Warrnambool's Logan's Beach was her favourite. `She probably does like the area. But really it's just an instinct thing,' Mr Goldstraw said. `She's programmed to come back.'

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Whale-watcher Nan Adams said Wilma, who is about 30 years old, was easily pinpointed because of a distinctive pattern on her head and a chunk missing from her tail. `There's a real local ownership with Wilma, a real affection,' she said. `As she's had seven calves there now, she obviously feels like she owns the place.' While most Victorians would not consider the wintry waters off Warrnambool as a tropical haven, southern right whales see it as an ideal nursery. Every year between May and October southern right whales head north from their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica to Australia's warmer waters. Mothers calve about every three years and once the calves are big enough, at about three months of age, they head back to Antarctica to feed. As many as 400 people have been watching Wilma and her calf from the viewing deck at Logan's Beach each day.

Sarah Hudson, environment reporter

Exercise 1

Answer the following questions, based on the article `Wilma's Six-Metre Labour of Love'. 1 Who wrote this article? 2 She is the 3 Wilma the whale has had reporter for the newspaper. calves.

4 Wilma chose the ocean waters off Warrnambool because they are than Antarctic waters. 5 Wilma has given birth off Warrnambool approximately every since the mid-1980s. years

years. 6 Peter Goldstraw has studied southern right whales for 7 Circle the letter in front of the correct response. According to Peter Goldstraw, Wilma comes back: a because she likes Logan's Beach b because her instinct takes her to the area thirty years old. 8 Wilma is 9 Name the two ways that Wilma can be identified. a b 10 Southern right whales travel to Australia between the months of and . 11 Circle the letter in front of the correct response. How old are the calves when they head back to Antarctica? a six months b three weeks c three years 12 The number of people watching Wilma and her calf has been as many as: a 4000 b 400 c forty

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three months

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Exercise 2

Match each expression with its meaning by placing the correct number in the middle column. to have a whale of a time to blubber like a baby like a fish out of water to have the scales fall out from your eyes a red herring hook, line and sinker 1 2 3 4 5 6 to be out of place to suddenly understand something to cry to be drawn in completely to really enjoy yourself to cause a distraction by bringing in something irrelevant

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Exercise 3

Fill each space in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the word box. boat sensitive singing swimmers live extinction hopefully whale-watching popular calves top viewing Warrnambool October right Antarctica mammals milk jet skis hunting activity these days. The southern whales travel from their summer feeding grounds in to the waters off months of May and between the each year. Young whales are known as . People can watch the whales from a deck on the cliff give birth to . Whales are young and feed them that .

Whale-watching is a very

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In Hawaii, humpback whales arrive for the winter. Boats and are prohibited from going within 300 metres of the whales because they are very to noise. are banned in the whale .

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nursery areas. It is, however, possible to see the whales close-up from a Humpbacks were hunted almost to are not many left. They are renowned for their recordings are made of their complex songs. industry of and there and the tourist

can take the place of the older industry of whales for their meat and by-products.

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TOTAL

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Extension exercise

Tell the story from Wilma's point of view. Write in the first person (`I').

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Amanda Ford & Elizabeth Haywood

A WEEKLY ENGLISH HOMEWORK PROGRAM

2

2e

Teacher Book

WATER SPORTS

Vocabulary

Word origins

BOOK 2

Name: Date:

1

Many English words have their origins in the Greek and Latin languages.

Exercise 1

The words in the box below are examples of words that have Greek or Latin origins. Match each word with its correct origin and meaning in the list that follows. hydroelectric oval audible pedestrian Word origin 1 astro 3 audio 5 cide 7 cyclo 9 mar 11 manu 13 naut 15 photo manuscript photocopy astronomy dentist Meaning star ear kill circular sea hand sailor, ship light Example astronomy audible insecticide bicycle marine manuscript nautical photocopy pedestrian telephone biography marine zoo bicycle aquarium pyrotechnics telephone insecticide Word origin 2 bio 4 aqua 6 dent 8 equi 10 hydro 12 mega 14 ova 16 pyro 18 port 20 zo megaphone transport nautical equality

Meaning Example life water tooth equal water great egg fire carry animal biography aquarium dentist equality hydroelectric megaphone oval pyrotechnics transport zoo

/2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /20

17 ped, pod foot 19 phon hear, sound

Exercise 2

Fill the spaces by matching the words in the word box with their correct meanings. Aqua means `water'. aquaplane aquaphobia aqualung aqueduct aquaplane aquaphobia aquiline aqualung aqueduct aquiline

1 a channel for carrying water 2 to slide on a wet road surface 3 an irrational fear of water 4 a nose hooked like an eagle's beak

5 a cylinder of compressed air for underwater swimming

/5

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Mar means `sea'. marinara marina mariner marinate Marineland marinate

6 to soak in a tasty liquid before cooking 7 a sailor mariner

8 a zoo for exhibiting marine animals 9 a sauce based on seafood 10 an area for keeping boats marina

Marineland marinara

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Exercise 3

Choose the correct word from the word box to complete each space in the passage below. aqualung aquarium marine marine scuba aquatic

Samantha was very interested in

biology. She had been fascinated aquarium

by the sea ever since she was young. She used to go to the every week to study the took her aqualung interesting underwater area. scuba aquatic

plants and animals and always

diving gear when she went to the beach. Her was always filled with compressed air in case she saw an

/5

Crossword Exercise 4

Complete the following crossword by inserting the correct names of the gods.

1

M A R

4

Clues

Down 1 Roman god of war Mars

2

J U N

V

5

E

3

N E

U

S

Neptune 3 Roman god of the sea 4 Roman goddess of marriage and women Juno Across Venus 2 goddess of love 5 Greek and Roman god renowned for his beauty Apollo

A

P T U N E

O

L

L

O

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TOTAL

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Extension exercise

Make a poster (or computer diagram) that illustrates one or two prefixes and the words that derive from them. Include graphics.

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TesT 1

BOOK 2

Name: Date:

Pronouns Exercise 1

Write the correct possessive pronoun in the space provided. 1 Daniel and James had both lost 2 Catherine still had 3 James went home to get 4 Unfortunately, the board had lost 5 `Take ,' said Catherine generously. surfboard. other board. rope. surfboards.

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spelling Exercise 2

Circle the correctly spelt word in the pair below. 1 definitely/definately 4 pilet/pilot 2 5 burgular/burglar prejudice/predjudice 3 soldier/solider

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Prepositions Exercise 3

Fill each space with the appropriate preposition. 1 The dog waited 2 I was waiting 3 The postman rode his bike 4 The dog ran 5 The postman hid the postman. a bridge, leaving the dog behind. the gate. the postman. the street.

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Colons/semicolons Exercise 4

Circle the correct punctuation mark in each of the following sentences. 1 Each student must bring these things to class (semicolon/colon) a book, a pen, a calculator. 2 They did not have any money (semicolon/colon) nevertheless they enjoyed themselves. 3 Some sports cars are very popular (semicolon/colon) they are also very expensive. 4 The teacher said to the class (semicolon/colon) get on with your work! 5 She went to three shops (semicolon/colon) the supermarket, the fish shop and the florist.

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Vocabulary Exercise 5

Match the words in the box below with the correct meanings in the list that follows. marinara treachery aquaplane feline Mars equine khaki persist deluge submissive

1 to continue stubbornly 2 doing as you are told 3 betrayal of trust 4 a dull, yellowish-brown colour 5 cat-like 6 Roman god of war 7 to do with horses 8 to slide on a wet road surface 9 a sauce based on seafood 10 flood, downpour

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Word origins Exercise 6

Match each word in the box with its correct word origin and meaning in the table below. pyromania photosynthesis Word origin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 bio aqua dent hydro ova pyro ped photo astro equi hydrophobia pedal Meaning life water tooth water egg fire foot light star equal astrology equidistant Example aquaplane dental ovary biosphere

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TOTAL

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TesT 1

BOOK 2

Name: Date:

Pronouns Exercise 1

Write the correct possessive pronoun in the space provided. 1 Daniel and James had both lost 2 Catherine still had 3 James went home to get mine her his their surfboard. other board. its rope. surfboards.

4 Unfortunately, the board had lost 5 `Take

,' said Catherine generously.

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spelling Exercise 2

Circle the correctly spelt word in the pair below. 1 definitely/definately 4 pilet/pilot 2 5 burgular/burglar prejudice/predjudice 3 soldier/solider

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Prepositions Exercise 3

Fill each space with the appropriate preposition. 1 The dog waited 2 I was waiting 3 The postman rode his bike 4 The dog ran 5 The postman hid after/towards behind/under at/behind for the gate. the postman. up/down the postman. a bridge, leaving the dog behind. the street.

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Colons/semicolons Exercise 4

Circle the correct punctuation mark in each of the following sentences. 1 Each student must bring these things to class (semicolon/colon) a book, a pen, a calculator. 2 They did not have any money (semicolon/colon) nevertheless they enjoyed themselves. 3 Some sports cars are very popular (semicolon/colon) they are also very expensive. 4 The teacher said to the class (semicolon/colon) get on with your work! 5 She went to three shops (semicolon/colon) the supermarket, the fish shop and the florist.

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Vocabulary Exercise 5

Match the words in the box below with the correct meanings in the list that follows. marinara treachery aquaplane feline Mars equine persist submissive treachery khaki khaki persist deluge submissive

1 to continue stubbornly 2 doing as you are told 3 betrayal of trust feline

4 a dull, yellowish-brown colour 5 cat-like 6 Roman god of war 7 to do with horses Mars equine

8 to slide on a wet road surface 9 a sauce based on seafood 10 flood, downpour deluge

aquaplane marinara

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Word origins Exercise 6

Match each word in the box with its correct word origin and meaning in the table below. pyromania photosynthesis Word origin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 bio aqua dent hydro ova pyro ped photo astro equi hydrophobia pedal Meaning life water tooth water egg fire foot light star equal astrology equidistant Example biosphere aquaplane dental hydrophobia ovary pyromania pedal photosynthesis astrology equidistant aquaplane dental ovary biosphere

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TOTAL

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